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Frequency of malnutrition in older adults: a multinational perspective using the mini nutritional assessment

Journal Article


Abstract


  • OBJECTIVES: To provide pooled data on the prevalence of malnutrition in elderly people as evaluated using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA).

    DESIGN: Retrospective pooled analysis of previously published datasets.

    SETTING: Hospital, rehabilitation, nursing home, community.

    PARTICIPANTS: Four thousand five hundred seven people (75.2% female) with a mean age of 82.3.

    MEASUREMENTS: The prevalence of malnutrition in the combined database and in the four settings was examined.

    RESULTS: Twenty-four data sets with information on full MNA classification from researchers from 12 countries were submitted. In the combined database, the prevalence of malnutrition was 22.8%, with considerable differences between the settings (rehabilitation, 50.5%; hospital, 38.7%; nursing home, 13.8%; community, 5.8%). In the combined database, the ‘‘at risk’’ group had a prevalence of 46.2%. Consequently, approximately two-thirds of study participants were at nutritional risk or malnourished.

    CONCLUSION: The MNA has gained worldwide acceptance and shows a high prevalence of malnutrition in different settings, except for the community. Because of its specific geriatric focus, the MNA should be recommended as the basis for nutritional evaluation in older people.

Authors


  •   Kaiser, Matthias (external author)
  •   Bauer, JM (external author)
  •   Ramsch, C (external author)
  •   Uter, W (external author)
  •   Guigoz, Yves (external author)
  •   Cederholm, Tommy (external author)
  •   Thomas, DR (external author)
  •   Anthony, Patricia (external author)
  •   Charlton, Karen E.
  •   Maggio, M (external author)
  •   Tsai, Alan (external author)
  •   Vellas, Bruno (external author)
  •   Sieber, CC (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Kaiser, M., Bauer, J. M., Ramsch, C., Uter, W., Guigoz, Y., Cederholm, T., Thomas, D. R., Anthony, P., Charlton, K. E., Maggio, M., Tsai, A., Vellas, B. & Sieber, C. C. (2010). Frequency of malnutrition in older adults: a multinational perspective using the mini nutritional assessment. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58 (9), 1734-1738.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77956300277

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3441

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1734

End Page


  • 1738

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03016.x/pdf

Abstract


  • OBJECTIVES: To provide pooled data on the prevalence of malnutrition in elderly people as evaluated using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA).

    DESIGN: Retrospective pooled analysis of previously published datasets.

    SETTING: Hospital, rehabilitation, nursing home, community.

    PARTICIPANTS: Four thousand five hundred seven people (75.2% female) with a mean age of 82.3.

    MEASUREMENTS: The prevalence of malnutrition in the combined database and in the four settings was examined.

    RESULTS: Twenty-four data sets with information on full MNA classification from researchers from 12 countries were submitted. In the combined database, the prevalence of malnutrition was 22.8%, with considerable differences between the settings (rehabilitation, 50.5%; hospital, 38.7%; nursing home, 13.8%; community, 5.8%). In the combined database, the ‘‘at risk’’ group had a prevalence of 46.2%. Consequently, approximately two-thirds of study participants were at nutritional risk or malnourished.

    CONCLUSION: The MNA has gained worldwide acceptance and shows a high prevalence of malnutrition in different settings, except for the community. Because of its specific geriatric focus, the MNA should be recommended as the basis for nutritional evaluation in older people.

Authors


  •   Kaiser, Matthias (external author)
  •   Bauer, JM (external author)
  •   Ramsch, C (external author)
  •   Uter, W (external author)
  •   Guigoz, Yves (external author)
  •   Cederholm, Tommy (external author)
  •   Thomas, DR (external author)
  •   Anthony, Patricia (external author)
  •   Charlton, Karen E.
  •   Maggio, M (external author)
  •   Tsai, Alan (external author)
  •   Vellas, Bruno (external author)
  •   Sieber, CC (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Kaiser, M., Bauer, J. M., Ramsch, C., Uter, W., Guigoz, Y., Cederholm, T., Thomas, D. R., Anthony, P., Charlton, K. E., Maggio, M., Tsai, A., Vellas, B. & Sieber, C. C. (2010). Frequency of malnutrition in older adults: a multinational perspective using the mini nutritional assessment. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58 (9), 1734-1738.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77956300277

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3441

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1734

End Page


  • 1738

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03016.x/pdf